As a part of my training I was to play a little bit with the Zedboard development kit from Digilent. Unfortunately, running all of the provided by Xilinx tools (ISE 14.4) on linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS here) can be sometimes problematic. I will try to list all the issues I encountered while going through these tutorials http://www.zedboard.org/course/introduction-zynq as well as their solutions. Proposed solutions are not something new, I didn’t came up with them, this series of posts serves only as a compilation, hoping that it will prove useful to someone. For better organization each post will refer to only one lab (with the same number). Let us start then:
- When starting PlanAhead notification appears
A disk write failure occurred. There may be insufficient disk space or you may not have write permission at the following directory. /opt/Xilinx/14.4/ISE_DS/.xinstall
Without root permissions there is nothing much to do about it, just press cancel and don’t worry about it.
- In PlanAhead, after creating and adding new embedded source XPS opens with error that license is missing.
Unless you are really missing a Webpack license ignore this message, everything should work just fine. This is a known bug and even Xilinx recommends this solution.